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By Dentistry With A Smile, LLC
September 04, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Crowns  

What do chronic toothache, sensitivity to temperature, cavities, and damaged teeth have in common? These are some of the dental problems that can be treated with a dental crown. Modern porcelain crowns present wider applications aside from the restoration of failing teeth.

Here at Dentistry With A Smile, LLC in Fall River, MA, our dentist Dr. Suhair Shamoon also uses dental crowns to finish dental implants and reinforce their strength and longevity. So how can dental crowns fix your smile?

The Smile You Deserve

A dental crown is an ideal solution because it installs a cap that protects and strengthens the compromised tooth. It is designed to blend with the natural color and texture of your existing teeth so that it can improve your smile without being conspicuous. Dental crowns are commonly applied to:

  • Cracked and chipped teeth
  • Severely decayed teeth
  • Combined with bridgework
  • Replace missing teeth

Keep in mind that the loss of one or more teeth for whatever reason will damage your smile. Fortunately, dental crowns present a straightforward solution to restoring your damaged smile and improve your confidence and oral health. It's why your dentist in Fall River MA recommends them. 

More Benefits from Dental Crowns

Aside from the obvious benefit of fixing your smile, there are other advantages that dental crowns offer. These are:

  • Stronger Teeth. By reinforcing a damaged tooth, dental crowns provide a mechanism that will help you cope with the wear and tear that damages the tooth enamel. Although considered as the strongest substance of the body, teeth do get damaged. The good news is that dental crowns are equally strong, and although not designed to last forever, it could help keep your teeth and gums healthy for a long time with proper oral hygiene.
  • Dental crowns likewise safeguard your mouth from harmful bacteria by preventing it from getting under the gum line where infection could start. Even if an infection has started, your dentist in Fall River, MA, can treat it with root canal therapy and then cap the treated tooth with a dental crown if caught early on. Protection extends not only to the damaged tooth but also to the adjacent ones.
  • For some restorative dentistry procedures, it is the dental crown that serves as the replacement tooth. By being designed to be as strong as the real tooth enamel, you are getting a replacement tooth that is as close to your natural tooth as possible.
  • It doesn’t matter if it is a chipped, cracked, discolored, or decayed, the installation of a dental crown will immediately restore the beauty of your tooth and fix your damaged smile.

For More Details About Dental Crowns, Contact Us

Book an assessment with your dentist here at Dentistry With A Smile, LLC in Fall River, MA, Dr. Suhair Shamoon, by dialing (508) 672-6471 now.

By Dentistry With A Smile, LLC
March 09, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

At Dentistry with a Smile, LLC in Fall River, Dr. Suhair Shamoon completes smile with leading-edge tooth replacements called dental implants. Made from biocompatible titanium metal, implants anchor single-tooth crowns or bridgework and dentures. Whatever your restorative need, the team can meet it so you function well and look great.

When you lose a tooth, the resulting smile gap detracts from your personal appearance, oral function, speech and something else you may not know about. It's jaw bone integrity. After dental extraction, the bone and gum tissue surrounding the empty socket deteriorates, losing size, shape and strength.

So, because of these bone changes, your other teeth will move toward the gap, and with substantial tooth loss, your bite height will change.

Restore your smile

Your dentist offers today's best tooth-replacement in her Fall River office. The dental implant eliminates unsightly gaps, and restores oral function and speech.

How does an implant do all that? The titanium implant bonds to your jawbone. As soon as Dr. Shamoon inserts the device into your jaw, osseointegration begins. Over the course of several weeks, the bone wraps around the implant, and the resulting new root is just as sturdy as a real one.

Dr. Shamoon completes a single-tooth dental implant with a metal extension post and a porcelain crown customized to your bite and smile. In the case of multiple implant placement, she adds a bridge or full denture.

You will bite, chew, smile, and speak just as if you never lost a tooth. Plus, dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care.

It all happens in the office

Dr. Shamoon does a complete oral exam and takes X-ray imaging to determine if you can receive dental implants. Most critical to a successful placement is sufficient bone in the jaw to accept the implant. If the bone is thin, your dentist may graft donor bone into the site, allow it to integrate and then perform your implant surgery. From evaluation to placement to restoration of your implant, most of these treatments take a few months.

A wonderful, renewed smile

It can happen to you thanks to dental implants and the skills of Dr. Suhair Shamoon and her team at Dentistry with a Smile, LLC. Call her office in Fall River to arrange your implant consultation: (508) 672-6471.

By Dentistry With A Smile, LLC
November 13, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneer  

Give your smile a new lease on life with the help of dental veneers.

Do you ever wonder how all of your favorite celebrities always seem to have perfect smiles? We will Dental-Veneerslet you in on a little secret: most of these smiles are made with the help of dental veneers. These very thin shells (about the thickness of a fingernail) are bonded to the front surface of teeth to cover up dental imperfections and to create a more perfect smile overall. Furthermore, veneers aren’t just for celebrities—here at Dentistry With A Smile in Fall River, MA, your dentist, Dr. Suhair Shamoon, provides this treatment to patients looking to improve their looks. Read on to learn more!

 

What veneers can do for you

Veneers can hide a myriad of cosmetic issues, including:

  • Discolorations that are resistant to professional teeth whitening
  • Chips and cracks
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Slightly crooked teeth
  • Malformed and misshapen teeth
  • Worn teeth

Veneers are often made from porcelain because this material is highly durable, stain-resistant, and bears a striking resemblance to tooth enamel. Veneers can be placed over all teeth that are visible when you smile, or you may choose to only get veneers on teeth that are misshapen, discolored, or that affect your smile’s appearance in some negative way. How many veneers you get and which teeth you would like to treat with cosmetic dentistry is something that you can discuss with your dentist during a consultation at our Fall River office.

 

How do I receive dental veneers?

Once you have come in for a consultation and our dental team has determined that you are an ideal candidate for veneers, we will schedule your first appointment. Most patients can get veneers in just two visits. During the first visit, we will prepare the teeth by gently removing some enamel from the front surface of your smile to make room for the veneers. Once the teeth are prepared, we will take impressions of your mouth to procure your exact dental measurements.

Given that it can take several weeks for a dental lab to create your veneers, in the meantime, we will place temporary veneers over your teeth. During the second visit, our dentist will check the look and fit of your veneers and make sure you are happy with the final look before permanently bonding the veneers to the front of your teeth.

 

Interested? Give us a call!

If you want a smile that you can feel confident in, then our cosmetic dental team has the answers. Call Dentistry With A Smile in Fall River, MA, today at (508) 672-6471 to schedule a consultation!

By Dentistry With A Smile, LLC
March 14, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

How dental implants from your dentist in Fall River, MA, can rebuild your smile

You’ve probably heard a lot about dental implants, and you might be wondering how they work. The implanttruth is, dental implants work just like natural teeth. They are an amazing addition to your smile because they are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth in both appearance and function. Dr. Suhair Shamoon at Dentistry With A Smile in Fall River, MA, offers dental implants to rebuild your smile.

Dental implants have multiple parts, starting with the dental implant screw. This screw is inserted into your jaw during a simple procedure done right in the office. Over time, bone begins to fuse with the screw, locking it firmly in place.

The screw is made of a unique biocompatible material known as titanium, so your body won’t reject it. In fact, dental implants are the most successful surgical implant, with a success rate of over 95 percent, according to the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Once the screw is firmly embedded in bone, it functions as the “root” of your missing tooth.

A small piece known as the abutment is placed over the screw. The abutment is a connector which attaches the dental implant crown to the dental implant screw.

After the implant area has healed, the beautiful dental implant crown is placed on top of the abutment. Dental implant crowns are made of high-grade dental ceramic that reflects light, just like natural tooth enamel. Dental ceramic also resists stains, so you know your dental implant will stay sparkling white for years.

Dental implants are a popular choice for tooth replacement because:

They are versatile; they can be used to replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. They are also the perfect choice for people who have worn dentures or partials for a long period of time.

  • They are permanent; they become a permanent part of your smile that you never take out.
  • They are beautiful and natural-looking; they are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.
  • They are easy to maintain; you brush and floss dental implants just like natural teeth.

If you are considering dental implants, you are making the right choice. To find out more about how dental implants can rebuild your smile, call Dr. Suhair Shamoon at Dentistry With A Smile in Fall River, MA, today!

By Dentistry With A Smile, LLC
January 03, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Crowns  

A tooth that has sustained exterior damage but is still healthy and viable on the inside can often becrowns restored with a dental crown. Crowns are very common—approximately 40 million crowns are installed each year according to a study published by in The Journal of the American Dental Association. Visit Dr. Suhair Shamoon at Dentistry with a Smile, LLC in Fall River, MA, to have your tooth checked and see if a crown can help strengthen and restore your smile.

Dental Crowns for Your Smile
Your teeth are strong, but because of how often they are used in the course of a day they are still vulnerable to damage. If you play a contact sport, the risk of damage multiplies significantly. Luckily, dental crowns can fix a lot of problems with individual teeth, and they can even help fill in smile gaps. They are custom-designed tooth coverings formed from a resilient material, like porcelain, which closely match the look, feel, and function of natural tooth enamel. They are smoothed and contoured by your dentist so that they’re the same size and shape as your other teeth. 

Restoring Tooth Damage
The most significant benefit of a dental crown is its ability to restore a tooth that’s been damaged. Common problems include cracks in the enamel, chipping around the edges, and enamel erosion from acidic substances or tooth grinding. A crown installed by Dr. Suhair Shamoon at Dentistry With A Smile, LLC replaces the damaged enamel, giving the tooth a new hard surface that will last for up to 15 years (possibly longer if you keep your teeth clean and well-maintained).

Beautifying Your Smile
Another benefit of a dental crown is its ability to reinvent your smile, making it look more aesthetically pleasing. If every time you smile you find yourself focused on a single tooth that’s discolored, chipped, or out of place, getting a custom crown installed may be the perfect resolution. Dr. Suhair Shamoon at Dentistry With A Smile, LLC will check your other teeth to choose a crown color and shape that will best fit your smile. 

Visit Your Dentist for Dental Crowns
Restoring a single tooth with a dental crown can make a huge difference for your smile. Contact the dental team at Dentistry with a Smile, LLC in Fall River, MA, today to schedule a crown consultation. Call (508) 672-6471 today to set a time to visit with Dr. Suhair Shamoon.